An East Camden roadway getting $10 million in renovations
April 21, 2022
CAMDEN — As he ceded the podium to Chris Brown, Vic Carstarphen could be heard off-mic reassuring the the East Camden resident, saying, “Speak freely.”
Brown and her mother Jean have lived on this block of 27th Street since in1972, and they’ve seen a lot: Cars that speed up the narrow roadway; cement trucks and tractor trailers that rattle windows as they rumble past; neighbors struck by cars as they try to cross the street or even walk on the sidewalk.
“I’m so excited to see this,” she said, referring to the $10 million, four-phase project to improve 27th Street between Marlton Pike and Harrison Avenue. The alleyways behind the road will also be repaved; PSE&G and American Water will improve lighting and water and sewer pipes, respectively.